Running since 2013, ‘Big Drama Club’ brings people together to make a show. Working as a group, we start with drama games, acting training and storytelling. Over time, a full-scale original show is devised and rehearsed; and finally performed at stage@leeds and sometimes beyond!

All our Big Drama Club shows can be found on our timeline.

We work hard to ensure that everyone has a part to play, both onstage and off; and that all people can share their ideas and be heard. Countless times, audience members tell us how impressed and moved they are, seeing the participants' talents shine through (#abilitiesnotdisabilities remember!) and how empowered they become by working in a professional theatre environment, where everyone receives the support that they need to do their very best.

"It totally exceeded my expectations. Look, I've got goose-bumps just thinking about it!"

Rebecca Spoors - Aspire CBS Centre Manager

The Big Drama Club won the Aspire CBS customer award in 2019 for Best Creative Project (Return of the King).

Big Drama Club 2022

Due to continuing covid awareness, the number of people allowed in the rehearsal room is limited. Please speak with your customers / group members about who might want to get involved; and contact us with names so that we can get them on a list and also keep track of numbers. At present, we expect that the staff, crew and participants can total no more than 35 people (though this might change). This capacity is set by the managers at Oblong (Woodhouse Community Centre).

Our covid safety practices for 2022 will continue in the same way as 2021. We are hoping that potential further lockdowns will not impact on our fun!
Obviously, if anything changes with the sessions we’ll let you know asap.

Big Drama Club recommences from Wed 2nd February 2022

Sessions are on Wednesdays, at Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse St, Woodhouse, Leeds LS6 2NY.
Arrival times from 10am onwards. Tea and biscuits provided. £2 per participant, per session.

Sessions begin at 11am and finish at 2pm. There will be a 45 minute lunch break. Participants are encouraged to bring their own packed lunch.


The dates of the first block of Big Drama Club 2022 are as follows:

Block 1: Wed 2nd Feb – Wed 16th Feb (3 weeks)

Block 2: Wed 2nd March – Wed 6th April (6 weeks)

Block 3: Wed 27th April – Wed 25th May (5 weeks)

Block 4: Wed 8th June – Wed 6th July (5 weeks)

The sessions culminate in a show of work / performance(s) (venues and dates tbc) which might include a few non-Wednesdays, for dress rehearsals and shows, often at stage@leeds and possibly beyond!

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